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Larry Nance Jr. Has Hops, Posterizes Festus Ezeli

Larry Nance Jr. can jump! The Los Angeles Lakers' rookie forward comes from a lineage of leapers, as his father, Larry Nance Sr., is a former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion. Saturday night in San Diego, Nance Jr. showed us that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with this dunk. Show More Summary

Deonte Burton wins dunk contest … with boots on

On Friday night, Iowa State Deonte Burton won the Hilton Madness slam dunk contest … in boots. Before the final round against Nick Babb, Burton switched from his Cardinal Nikes to a pair of Timberland boots. Burton’s final dunk of the evening was a 360, double-pump slam. Again, in boots. Last February, a clip of […]

Jason Richardson Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

After 14 seasons and two Slam Dunk Contest wins, Jason Richardson is walking away from the NBA. The veteran guard took to Instagram on Wednesday night to announce his formal retirement: Richardson, 34, last played for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014-15. Show More Summary

5-star recruit Josh Jackson wins dunk contest with off-the-backboard-under-the-legs slam

The Detroit native has no problem getting up. Under Armour's Elite 24 event is the last shoe company extravaganza of the summer before the start of school, and rising senior Josh Jackson wanted to make the most of it. Jackson, one of...Show More Summary

Zach LaVine Reaches Way Back for Slam at Seattle Pro-Am, Makes Dunking Look Easy

Zach LaVine is such a talented dunker, he can make some wild dunks look extremely easy. His performance at the Seattle Pro-Am dunk contest this weekend was a perfect example of that. LaVine's most impressive dunk came when he threw a pass to himself off the wall, reached way back to cup the ball and slammed it home with one hand. Show More Summary

UMass commit Unique McLean wins dunk contest with ridiculous under-the-legs finish (VIDEO)

UMass commit Unique McLean threw down a ridiculous dunk contest slam in front of a sea of people.

D.C. City Slam was better than the NBA's slam dunk contest

The D.C. City Slam happened today and... well, just watch these Vines that were shot by Albert L. over at Bullets Forever. It will make you wish the NBA Slam Dunk Contest had better creativity: Dude dunks over a pole: Then they raised...Show More Summary

Unique McLean to UMass

11 months agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Unique McLean, an incredibly athletic 6-foot-1 shooting guard from the MacDuffie (MA) School and the PSA Cardinals AAU program, has committed to UMass, his AAU coach confirmed to SNY.tv. McLean won the Slam Dunk Contest at the Mary Kline Classic in 2014. “As the director of the [PSA Cardinals], it’s always a blessing to witness […]

Watch NBA dunk champion Zach LaVine show off trick slams with a football

11 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine’s NBA season has long been over, but his prowess when it comes to slam dunking remains in tact. Proof: Here he is showing the world again why he’s the reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion by dunking not basketballs, but footballs that he catches one-handed from a distance. Judging from the […]

Zach LaVine did ridiculous alley-oop dunks with footballs because he can

"WHY IS HE STILL DUNKING?" When Slam Dunk champ Zach LaVine is using footballs for a training exercise, things are bound to turn into a football-dunking contest. The last one is the best: I'd never really considered it before, but isn't...Show More Summary

Zach LaVine Takes Dunking to Next Level, Throws Down 'Touchdown Alley-Oops'

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine proved at the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest that he can throw down crazy dunks. Now he has shown that his jams aren't limited to using a basketball. With the help of a friend, LaVine mixed basketball with football to create a sensational highlight reel of slams. Show More Summary

When Big Companies Sponsor Stuff, Does It Work?

12 months agoNews : NYMag: Intelligencer

If you've been watching the NBA playoffs, you may have noticed that the NBA, like just about every major sports league, really likes sponsorship deals. Halftime shows are sponsored. The (Sprite) Slam Dunk Contest is sponsored. All sorts of little segments and events are sponsored. It's clear that big companies... More »

2015 NFL Draft Grades: Full Round 1 Report Card

Welcome to the greatest non-sporting event in sports! You can keep your Olympic opening and closing pageantry, your Tournament of Roses parade, your Home Run Derby and NBA Slam Dunk Contest. You can even keep the NCAA basketball selection...Show More Summary

Dwight Howard blocked a Tyson Chandler shot into the 5th row

Dwight Howard once donned a Superman cape for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Like that iconic night he becomes a brand new player when the playoffs start. Even the Rockets know it (while taking a not-so-subtle jab at Rajon Rondo). Playoff Dwight. — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 19, 2015

Biding His Time, Duke Reserve Delivers the Boom

The freshman Grayson Allen, who won the slam dunk contest at the McDonald’s all-American game a year ago by dunking over Jahlil Okafor, can surprise opponents if they are not careful.

College Slam Dunk Contest 2015: Highlighting LaQuavius Cotton's Best Jams

If you had ever heard of LaQuavius Cotton before Thursday night, you're either a fan of the Division II Delta State Statesmen or an absolute hoops savant. In any case, the senior swingman put on a nice show en route to capturing theShow More Summary

LaQuavius Cotton Wins 2015 College Slam Dunk Contest: Scores and Highlights

An octet of dunkers were on show in Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday night, and Delta State Statesmen forward LaQuavius Cotton put himself at the head of the class. The senior took home the title in the 2015 College Slam Dunk Championship. The...Show More Summary

College Slam Dunk Contest 2015: Winner, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Few college basketball fans likely knew of Delta State's LaQuavius Cotton before Thursday night, but the Statesmen senior guard made a name for himself in Indianapolis, taking home the College Slam Dunk Contest title. Cotton took out...Show More Summary

A DII player named Laquavius Cotton destroyed the College Slam Dunk contest

The Division II baller beat the guys from the big schools easily. Before the College Slam Dunk contest, we'd heard of most of the competitors -- Wichita State's Tekele Cotton, Green Bay's Keifer Sykes, Arizona State's Shaq McKissic -- but not Laquavius Cotton, from DII Delta State. Show More Summary

College Slam Dunk Contest 2015: TV Schedule, Live Stream and Participants

This year, we saw Zach LaVine reinvigorate the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest. On Thursday, April 2, we'll see the college kids rise up to throw down in the College Slam Dunk Championship. The event takes place on the campus of the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Show More Summary

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